Growing up, we had two dogs and two cats but big city life and a career as a freelance photographer made my adult lifestyle less than ideal for owning a pet. When I moved to Los Angeles I thought, “hmm, I like running. I want a dog. I wonder if there is a such thing as dog running.” I googled dog running and found Paws in Motion at the top of the list and I’ve been running with them ever since!
In 2013 I moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, NY for a change of scenery both literally and figuratively. Years of all day treks to upstate NY allowed me enough trail access to stay sane, but my soul craved the big mountains, beaches, and outdoor wonderland of the west coast.
I’ve been an athlete as long as I can remember but I really got into running in 2004 when I completed my first marathon. In 2010 I immersed myself in the NY running community, qualified for the Boston Marathon, and completed my first 50 miler. I race less frequently now, (but always on trails!) and I can be spotted most days either running in Griffith Park and the Angeles, or wandering through the Sierras with my backpack and a sense of adventure.